Torii Kiyonaga Geisha in the Wind
“Tosei Yuri Bijin Awase Tachibana Chugi” (Tachibana Geisha in the Wind) From the series: “A comparison of fashionable beauties of the gay quarters ”
Charming Edo era scene of two fashionable geisha. As they hurry along the street with skirts billowing in the wind. Behind them a maid is carrying an umbrella. The beauties clutch at the hems of their kimono, the strong breeze swirling the fabric about their legs. A beautiful color palette.
Original Date: ca 1780s. This print from hand re-carved woodblocks and printed on Mulberry Washi paper Showa 48th year (1973) #4 of a limited edition set of 24. Adachi stamp on back.
Publisher: Adachi This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were hand printed using traditional mehods and to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi chose the most evocative and celebrated subject matter from the classic masters of ukiyo-e and shin hanga for their prints. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink on the reverse.
Torii Kiyonaga 1752-1815, was a student of Torii Kiyomitsu ca 1735-1785. After the death of his master, Kiyonaga was adopted by the Torii family. He continued the family business of print and bookmaking. He was also active in painting. Kiyonaga is considered a major printmaker of his time. His subjects cover all popular subjects at the end of the 18th century – bijin, actors or genre scenes.
Print Dimensions 26.8 wide x 39.1 cm high.
Mounted Dimensions 38.5cm wide x 55 cm high
Beautifully mounted to Museum conservation standard. This mounted border has a basket weave pattern to complement the colours of the woodblock.
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